Tuesday, June 18, 2013


These two baby Lutino Bourkes were raised by my friend, Deena, at Feathered Friends in Roseburg, Oregon. Although she plans to keep these two for further breeding, I hope to get a hen from this same pair's next clutch. That Lutino hen will be presented as a mate to the red-eyed, dark pink Rosy Bourke male I call Sweetheart. There is a bit of yellow on him too and their youngsters should be fantastic.

One of the babies above just prior to leaving the nest box.

Aren't they gorgeous? Below is a link to the Feathered Friends website:

Two previous post Links on Lutino Bourkes, with photos and videos, are provided below. Jill Warnick in Maine is the breeder of these lovely birds.
 Peace and Blessings.
May all your eggs hatch and all your
young birds grow healthy and strong.


neversink7 said...

Just FYI, with the pair of your pink (opaline fallow) boy with a lutino hen, you can expect normal male babies triple split to rosey (opaline), fallow, and lutino, and female babies that are rosey (opaline) split to fallow. Unless the lutino hen you are getting is split to fallow, you will not be able to get any red eyed birds out of your first generation breeding.

G. A. Lewis said...

This information is a bit disappointing. My male has red eyes and some yellow at his rump. Does that say anything positive about him? Had hoped for more Lutino's. Smile.

neversink7 said...

It's not exactly a negative not being lutino, LOL, but your male's red eye is from his fallow mutation, not lutino, so unless you can obtain a split to lutino male to pair with your lutino hens, you will not be able to get lutinos out of the first generation. If you can get either a lutino male or at least split to lutino male, even if you pair it with a non-lutino hen, you will at least get lutino daughters out of the first generation. However, with lutino hens paired with non-lutino male, no lutinos in the first generation.